Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tough sledding

The St. Joseph boys basketball team forfeited its PIAA Class A first-round game against Bishop Guilfoyle due to travel concerns and Friday's weather conditions.

Can't say I blame St. Joseph. As I found myself driving from the South Hills to tiny Chestnut Ridge High School in northern Bedford County for Bentworth's game versus Southern Fulton, I wondered why the PIAA put so many people in danger by holding the first-round game Friday night.

Simply put, the weather was wretched. It took 80 minutes to get from Chestnut Ridge after the game to Somerset. Awful. At times, traffic on the PA Turnpike was traveling at 25 mph.

Way to go PIAA.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mike, I couldn't agree more. I wonder how many members from the PIAA that made the decision not to cancel, were on the roads last night. I love sports but I certainly hold my kids and all others higher than any sporting event. Think of who we are dealing with. I would like to have seen the other team also ask for a postponement. My hat is tipped to the St. Joe's coach and those young men. PIAA, I see you haven't changed, you still stink.